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Scribe connection failure
Jamie Montgomery

Scribe Stopped Working for Dynamics 365

Updating Scribe Insight for Dynamics 365 Regional Discovery Service Deprecation Microsoft is deprecating the WS-Trust security protocol and regional discovery service, which is used to authenticate connections in Scribe Insight.  What does this mean?  It means that when Microsoft runs this update on your D365 CE tenant your current Scribe D365 connection will not work.  … Read more

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Lauren Christoff

Webinar (6/23): The Smart Factory: Exploring Manufacturing Automation Trends

Presented by Avalara June 23, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT) Register Here   The Fourth Industrial Revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, is the use of modern technology to automate traditional manufacturing and industrial practices, creating a “smart factory.” Manufacturing businesses realize that building automation into their key functions allows them to … Read more

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Lauren Christoff

Webinar (6/22): Learn How to Overcome Tax Management Challenges by Leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 Automation

And find out why tax automation is more critical now June 22, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CDT) Register Here   Both small and large businesses are pursuing digital transformation (DX) at a faster pace than ever before. Business leaders across the globe were readying their companies for DX even before COVID-19—and the trend … Read more

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Ransomware
Ben Borger

Again, What IS Ransomware? A History Lesson in the Midst of Another Major Industry Attack

According to the Justice Department, ransomware attacks are now elevated to the same priority level of terrorism. Dealing with cybersecurity right now is as important to the US government as dealing with global terrorism after 9/11. So what gives? JBS, a Brazil-based company responsible for 1/5 of the United States’ cattle supply, was hit by … Read more

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Dynamics GP vs Dynamics 365
Jen Jerzak

Top Ten Reasons Businesses are Switching from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central

A comparison of Dynamics GP and Dynamics 365 Business Central No cost to upgrade: Business Central is Free vs. GP $3,200 per upgrade Dynamics GP upgrades average $3,200 plus user time to verify and check features, balances, and reports; whereas, Business Central automatically upgrades your system to the current version for free. Built for remote … Read more

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Dynamics Community Summit
Lauren Christoff

LIVE EVENT: Dynamics Community Summit 2021 – October 12-14, 2021 in Houston, TX

Dynamics Community Summit 2021 When: October 12-14, 2021 Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX Register Here   Put your computer away and come face-to-face for the first time in over a year to experience the Reunion of Magic at Dynamics Community Summit in Houston, TX this October! One of the most important events for … Read more

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Learn Power BI
Amber Tselios

But WHY Power BI?

THE most powerful tool for business insights on the market right now is a big part of Microsoft’s Power Platform: Power BI. With Power BI (which stands for “Business Insights”), you can leverage your data to easily build reports and dashboards with interactive visualizations. And, not just Dynamics data either – even Acumatica, QuickBooks, or … Read more

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Ransomware Colonial Pipeline
Ben Borger

First-Hand Evidence of the Dangers of Ransomware: The Colonial Pipeline Story

If you live on the East coast, you likely had some early pandemic flashbacks recently; stories of a gas shortage threw people into a gas-buying frenzy (indeed making that gas shortage narrative a true one). Social media was filled with photos of people in pickup trucks filling barrels with gasoline and videos of motorists physically … Read more

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Acumatica eCommerce
Amber Tselios

Meet Our Experts: Freddy the eCommerce Specialist

As we discussed in our last ecommerce blog, online shopping is bigger than ever, which means online selling is bigger than ever. Many of our customers are making the turn to digital sales, if it is applicable to their business. Online stores allow business owners to reach more potential customers, get more data and insight … Read more

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Backups in Dynamics 365 BC
Ben Borger

The Rundown on Backups in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Database backups are an essential part of any business continuity and disaster recovery strategy.  Using cloud products like Microsoft Business Central includes disaster recovery services such as backups and storage.  Here is the overview of backups and restores for Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online service uses Azure SQL Database as the underlying … Read more

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SRS codes
William Schroeder

Passing Multi-Value Parameters in SRS/SSRS Reports to Sub-reports

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (“SRS” or “SSRS”) have been around for the better part of two decades, first hitting the streets in early 2004.  Over the past 16+ years, many articles and blog posts have been written about passing multi-value parameters between reports using a combination of the JOIN and SPLIT functions.  These work … Read more

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Custom URLs in Business Central
Wendy Zumpano

A Simple Way to View Tables with a URL in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Here is a really interesting tip! A customer of ours was looking to add the Vendor Order Number field to their Posted Invoices list. After researching, we found that it potentially involved connecting a separate table. We thought a customization was in order, but then I learned about an interesting workaround – editing the URL to … Read more

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Lauren Christoff

Webinar (6/24): Three Steps to Sales Tax Compliance

Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT) Register Here   Any business with customers in other states is at risk of creating sales tax nexus with those states, which is essentially an obligation to register with the tax authority and comply with applicable sales and use tax laws. Yet simply making a … Read more

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Crestwood Add-ons get Certified by Acumatica
Amber Tselios

Three of Crestwood Associates’ Add-On Products for Acumatica are Certified for 2021 R1

Acumatica has recognized Crestwood’s Lockbox Processing, 360° Sales View, and Collections Management products for quality and usability with their latest version Schaumburg, Ill. and Orlando, Fla. – May 7th, 2021 Crestwood Associates is proud to announce the first slate of add-on products (Lockbox Processing, 360° Sales View, and Collections Management) have been recognized as Acumatica-Certified … Read more

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